DSA in Perspective Seminar Series

Thursday 27 May 2021, 15:00 to 16:00

This seminar series ran monthly from October 2020 to June 2021.

The responsibilities of online platforms, competition and antitrust rules, the fight against illegal content and disinformation online are at the top of the European Union’s agenda. In the much anticipated Digital Services Package, the European Commission proposes new rules that will profoundly reshape the future rulebook of internet platforms on these major issues.

Our seminar series offers an academic perspective on these developments, to unpack the complex underlying issues of this legislative package, and discuss its possible implications.

Organised by the new Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) at VUB-BSoG, in collaboration with the Chair 'Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation' at VUB-LSTS and the Brussels Privacy Hub, this series brings together leading academic speakers, from different horizons, to present their latest research and analysis on content moderation, intermediary liabilities, competition rules and the regulation of internet platforms.

This seminar series seeks to present cutting-edge insights from research to provide an academic contribution to the important policy debates that shape the DSA negotiations.

This seminar series took place in the academic year 2020-2021.

Past events

DSA #1 The Expansion of Content Moderation - Speaker: Tarleton Gillespie

DSA #2 Going Solo? Sense and Sensibility of National Platform Laws in Light of the DSA Drafting Process - Speaker: Matthias C. Kettemann

DSA #3 Towards Smarter Regulation in the Areas of Competition, Data Protection and Consumer Law: Why Greater Power Should Come with Greater Responsibility - Speaker: Inge Graef

DSA #4 The Janus Face of Online Censorship - Speaker: Félix Tréguer

DSA #5 Data Egalitarianism and the Digital Services Act - Speaker: Salomé Viljoen. View recording here.

DSA# 6 Transparency Rules and Data Rights for Platform Research - Speaker: Jef Ausloos. View recording here.

DSA #7 Before and After Disinformation: the Normative Framework for Platform Regulation in Brazil - Speaker: Clara Iglesias Keller. View recording here.

DSA #8 Safeguards for Freedom of Expression in the DSA - Speaker: Aleksandra Kuczerawy. View recording here.